CARLSBAD, Calif. -- August 21, 2007
– Patriot Scientific Corporation today announced it has named Dr. Nick Tredennick to the company’s board of directors. Tredennick is an industry luminary and well-known authority on computers, microprocessors and semiconductor technology.
"We're thrilled to have Nick lend his considerable talents to our board,” said Jim Turley, president and CEO of Patriot Scientific. "His experience and expertise span the technology spectrum from microprocessors to MEMS and semiconductors to software. He's a brilliant and well-connected individual with experience in both startups and large organizations. His technical, analytical and business skills will play a vital role in our board and we’re looking forward to his contributions."
Tredennick earned his Doctorate at the University of Texas, Austin and his master's and bachelor’s degrees at Texas Tech., where he has been honored as a Texas Tech. Distinguished Engineering Graduate. He is a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). He holds nine patents covering microprocessors and reconfigurable computing.
After completing his degrees, Tredennick served as a microprocessor design engineer at Motorola (now Freescale). He later became a member of the research staff at IBM's prestigious Thomas J. Watson Research Center, also teaching as a visiting faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley.
Tredennick was the founder and director of several companies, including Pacific Fiberoptics and NexGen Microsystems (later acquired by AMD), where he was director of product development. He left NexGen to start Tredennick, Inc. and later became Chief Scientist at the Altera Corporation.
He served in the United States Air Force as a pilot and eventually retired from the Navy Reserve as a Captain. Tredennick is currently a member of the Army Science Board, a federal advisory committee reporting to the Secretary of the Army.
Tredennick is the editor of Gilder Technology Report and the author of a textbook on microprocessor design and dozens of magazine articles covering computer technology, business trends, MEMS (micro-electrical-mechanical systems), and reconfigurable computing. He is also a popular speaker at industry events. About Patriot Scientific
Patriot Scientific Corporation (OTCBB: PTSC - News) is a publicly held intellectual property-licensing company that develops, markets, and enables innovative technologies to address the demands in fast-growing markets such as wireless devices, smart cards, home appliances and gateways, set-top boxes, entertainment technology, automotive telematics, biomedical devices, and industrial controllers. Patriot Scientific is headquartered in Carlsbad, CA.
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